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Old 07-21-2014, 08:36 PM   #1
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"Fargo" will return

Interesting development with today's announcement by FX...
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:46 PM   #2
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Interesting development with today's announcement by FX...
This stood out for me in that article.

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"It will take place in 1979 and take place around ... Luverne, Minnesota and Fargo and Sioux Falls."
I was born in Luverne, MN. My parents still live there. There is going to be a TV show that takes place near my hometown. Very weird.
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I was born in Luverne, MN. My parents still live there. There is going to be a TV show that takes place near my hometown. Very weird.
One of my best friends is from Luverne, as is the mother of my daughter.
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I would have liked to get more Molly. She would not have been born in '79 I don't think.
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:20 PM   #5
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so young Lou eh. If they keep the same character affect that would be good. Love Lou.
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:08 AM   #6
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You know how in FX’s Fargo there were all those cryptic references to Lou Solverson’s (Keith Carradine) traumatic case in Sioux Falls back in 1979?

That case is the focus of Fargo season 2.

Writer-producer Noah Hawley spoke to reporters at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Beverly Hills on Monday, hours after FX officially confirmed that the Emmy-lauded show will get a 10-episode second season.

Hawley said the next season is set in 1979 and will feature a 33-year-old version of Solverson, a state cop recently back from fighting in the Vietnam War. “He thought he left the war behind, but he came back and here it is, it’s domestic,” the writer-producer teased. “We will meet Molly’s mother, who was not a character in season 1 … and we’ll learn what happened to her. Ben Schmidt [the police lieutenant played by Peter Breitmayer in the first season] will factor in there somewhere. … There were a lot of clues left in the first season and we’ll do our best to hit those.”

The writer noted the first season’s cinematic inspirations were the Coen brothers films Fargo, No Country for Old Men, and A Serious Man. Season 2 will be Fargo, Miller’s Crossing, and The Man Who Wasn’t There. “Let the internet speculation begin,” he said.

The story will be set in Sioux Falls, Luverne, and Fargo, and once again the show’s base of production will be Calgary in Alberta, Canada. FX expects the next season to premiere in fall, 2015.

Hawley confirmed the original cast will not return for season 2 (though noted to a few reporters afterward that having characters return in a presumed season 3 is possible—just not in back-to-back seasons). Even Carradine won’t appear next season, despite the second season’s lead being a younger version of his character (so there’s no framing device). “I think it’s going to be standalone as a period piece,” he said. Hawley noted that the American Horror Story model—using the same group of actors each season in an anthology series—doesn’t seem to be as suitable for Fargo, which tells true crime stories and uses a similar setting in the second season. “I would like nothing more than to see the continuing adventures of Molly and Gus, but it felt like it would be disingenuous to give them another crazy Coen brothers case,” he said. And while Hawley praised the AHS model for that show, he noted, “It gets hard to look past the actors. … I like the idea that the character comes first and hopefully the actor disappears into the role.”

“The subtitle will be Fargo: Backlash,” Hawley joked.
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Old 07-22-2014, 06:31 AM   #7
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One of my best friends is from Luverne, as is the mother of my daughter.
My grandparents were from there, so my father was born and raised there. Of course the show will be filmed in Canada so it will be interesting to see if any of the exterior shots even remotely resemble Luverne.
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It just won't be the same without Molly and Malvo. Season 1 is going to be tought to beat. It was by far one of the best series ever on TV.
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It just won't be the same without Molly and Malvo. Season 1 is going to be tought to beat. It was by far one of the best series ever on TV.
I really loved the show, but not sure it was one of the best series ever on TV, especially after only one season. That said, I like that they will have some continuity with last season since most of us REALLY liked the characters and I'm not sure I would have liked it if the new season had nothing to do with the first. I'm really looking forward to it.
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I would have liked to get more Molly. She would not have been born in '79 I don't think.
The article (or maybe another I read) said Molly would be four-years-old.
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The article (or maybe another I read) said Molly would be four-years-old.
Yay, a super sleuthing pre-schooler!
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:16 AM   #12
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This is good news. It sounds interesting. I will definitely miss the actors from S01, but I'll definitely watch.
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:33 AM   #13
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It just won't be the same without Molly and Malvo. Season 1 is going to be tought to beat. It was by far one of the best series ever on TV.
There was a push to have Allison Tollman play her own mother but the show runners wouldn't go for it.
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:21 PM   #15
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There was a push to have Allison Tollman play her own mother but the show runners wouldn't go for it.
From a TV Guide article -- "Casting has not begun yet, but since Lou's daughter Molly will only be 4 in 1979, breakout star Allison Tolman will not reprise her Emmy-nominated role and most likely will not play her mother Betsy because (show creator Noah) Hawley said it felt "gimmicky" but acknowledged 'she should be in everything everyone ever makes as far as I'm concerned.'"
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:05 PM   #16
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I was born in Luverne, MN. My parents still live there. There is going to be a TV show that takes place near my hometown. Very weird.
I know some older people from Luverne, and surely your parents would've met them at some point.







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I know some older people from Luverne, and surely your parents would've met them at some point.

It's a pretty small town. There is a chance I know who they are. A very good chance my parents know them.

You had a blinky face. So, I'm not sure if your comment meant something other than how I replied.
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You had a blinky face. So, I'm not sure if your comment meant something other than how I replied.
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I know some older people from Luverne, and surely your parents would've met them at some point.
Sorry.
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One of my best friends is from Luverne, as is the mother of my daughter.
Is this a puzzle?? THEY'RE THE SAME PERSON!
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Is this a puzzle?? THEY'RE THE SAME PERSON!
Heh, no. Although my friend's sister was the best friend of my daughter's mother growing up, and I met them all at the same time (at the premiere of the first Star Trek movie) because the sister was the college roommate of a friend of mine from high school...
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It would be great if Hawley could figure out a way to incorporate Allison Tolman, but I understand if he doesn't want to do it. I've heard interviews with him and he's very invested in the "true crime" feel of the story. Creating some kind of casting gimmick to get certain actors into the show does not fit with the idea of the "true crime" genre that he's trying to create.
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I was very impressed with his interview on the Grantland podcast. He takes the responsibility of working in the Coen Bros Universe very serious.
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I know it's hard to believe that the 2nd season can be as good as the first without some of the key players. But honestly, how many thought season 1 was going to be as good as it was?
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I know it's hard to believe that the 2nd season can be as good as the first without some of the key players. But honestly, how many thought season 1 was going to be as good as it was?
Excellent point. I would think it would be REALLY difficult to try and emulate someone's style without it looking like a poor imitation, but they nailed it. Very few shows are able to get me hooked in the very first episode like Fargo did. Even shows that I grew to like, like Terriers and True Detective were shows I almost dropped because they were kind of boring at the beginning but was glad I stuck with them. Fargo was great from the very beginning and got even better.
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